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Hinduja likely to delay Vizag power plant operations

The company had planned for trial power production by the end of November, but now it would be by January

VDS Rama Raju  |  Visakhapatnam 

(HNPC) is likely to delay trial from its plant at Palavalasa village near Visakhapatnam by 45-60 days due to the devastation caused by cyclone last month, according to a senior company official.

The company had planned for trial by the end of November, but the cyclone had damaged some of its sheds and properties. As a result, it may reschedule trial operations to January, he told Business Standard.

The plant has pooled up large quantities of coal and was ready to start the first unit of 520 Mw on a trial basis. However, now the company was looking for sufficient power supply from the state grid to initiate operations.

The plant has a production capacity of 1,040 (520x2) Mw. Once the first unit is commissioned, the second would take another 2-3 months to start production, the official said. According to the power purchase agreement, the entire power is to be supplied for state requirements.

First Published: Mon, November 03 2014. 20:45 IST